On Tuesday, Wave Studio announced on Matsumoto Izumi‘s blog that the mangaka passed away on October 6at the age of 61. Matsumoto suffered from cerebrospinal fluid disease, stemming from a car accident when he was three years old. The disease forced him to stop working due to heavy headache, neck, and […]

Hakusensha announced on Friday, Sept 18 that mangaka Shō Akechi passed away on August 4. The publisher did not give a cause of death. Akechi is known for drawing shōjo manga that featured sci-fi, occult, or everyday stories. Akechi’s manga was featured in Hakusensha‘s Hana to Yume and Bessatsu Hana to Yume magazines. Akechi wrote the Shimatsunin series, starting with […]

On Thursday, Sept 3, Kingdom mangaka Hara Yasuhisa released a statement on his Twitter account, confirming that he divorced in March and admitted to adultery. お騒がせしてしまい、申し訳ありません。 pic.twitter.com/oAxbLZGbEw — 原泰久 (@HaraYassa) September 3, 2020 His full statement is translated below: I extend my deepest apologies to the readers and those around me […]

On Monday, Aug 24, Usazaki Shiro, the artist for the act-age manga, issues a statement on her Twitter account regarding the arrest of the manga’s writer Tatsuya Matsuki, and the manga’s subsequent cancellation. Usazaki first expressed their sympathies for the victims, who Usazaki said “bravely spoke up about the incident despite their […]

Mangaka Gyūnyū Nomio (Joshi Shougakusei Hajime Mashita P!) commented on the difficulties of publishing “loli” manga. “Loli” is short for “Lolita Complex,” which refers to works that feature prepubescent girls in an affectionate or sexualizing manner. 規制っていうか、前に雨蘭先生と呑んだ時に「ロリはもう一般誌じゃ無理だねー。だって売れてもアニメには絶対ならないし、アニメにならないなら出版社も連載したくないし、今後はできないかもね」って話をしてて、海外にシェアを奪われ日本の業界も自然とそれに習って、もう囲い込みは済んでる感じ — 牛乳のみお (@gyuunyuu_sub) July 14, 2020 Gyūnyū’s tweet is translated as follows: “It could be […]

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